News from January 2011 Monday, 31st January 2011 The big news at Claverton is that after many years we have managed to purchase a piece of land that in due course will become a our car park. We own the land jointly with the Bathampton Angling Association, our costs were met by grants from the Medlock Trust and the D’Oyly Carte Opera. We have made a start on its construction by some scrub bashing and fencing work. Much more needs to be done but as we all know funds are a bit short at the moment so it will have to be a phased project. Scrub bashing the new car park area The winter maintenance has progressed well after the cold weather in December, so far we have not had much flooding which helps, although as this is written in January hindsight may prove different. The Burbage Crane The crane is now complete and is standing proud at Claverton you still have a chance to see it at Claverton until the early summer, we are making plans to return it to its original home on Burbage Wharf toward the end of May. Work on the Bath Flight We have made a start with a small team carrying out some much needed tow path drainage works around the two tunnels, as the year progresses I hope that we will have some regular working parties in that area. This is a return to the flight by the Trust after many years when our teams got the flight back into good order after years of dereliction. If anyone fancies some good old fashion canal restoration work now is your chance, please contact me on 01761 432811 or 07770 683581.